The 9 coach set, has the look of the German ICE sets and the smart livery of Red and White really suits the sets, however how long they remain in pristine condition, especially the large areas of white, is anyones guess!
They are expected to begin to enter service between Kings Cross and Edinburgh next month, although they have already started to see service on the Leeds and Skipton lines.
The down side to their introduction and the eventual introduction of the class 801 sets will be the withdrawal of the LNER HST and Class 91 sets.
The photo shows LNER Azuma 800109 passing through Prestonpans with 5Q44 14.48 Edinburgh Waverley - Newcastle driver training run.
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